Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Peo TV adds new SVOD files to new system

According to reports SLT have added to SVOD test files to the new Peo TV system. As per information reaching us, yesterday one of the files was names "Fox On Demand" but was removed sometime later.

This indicates that the VOD channels available on the old SLT system will be moved to the new system, namely "HBO on Demand" & "CinemaWorld  on Demand". The sudden appearance of "Fox on Demand" yesterday maybe an indication that SLT is planning more on demand channels on the new system.

There are reports that SLT is planning to reorganize it's channel lineup & remove some existing channels along with reports of improvements to the TSTV feature.

We do hope that SLT will be more proactive & take steps to add channels such as AXN, SyFy, Warner TV, etc in the near future.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

DW-TV launched

Peo TV have taken steps to add DW-TV to it's line up of channels from last night. The channel slot which was enabled a couple of days ago was activated last evening. This channel carries German &N English programming during the day.

Peo TV we believe should take steps to add channels such as Syfy, AXN, Diva, etc to catch up with other operators.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Da Vinci Channel added

Peo TV have added Da Vinci Channel with effect from today. The channel will be available on free preview until end September after which it will be available as a-la-carte or added to a pre-existing package.

This channel is one of the best educational channels in the region at present & target young kids during the day time & older ones such as teens, etc later on in the day. The channel sources it's content from BBC & Discovery.

Hopefully this channel will not fall victim to the radical Indianisation of channels in the region.

Friday, June 19, 2015

4 New HD channels on Peo TV lineup

Four new HD channels have been added to the Peo TV lineup. They are

  • HBO HD
  • HBO Signature HD
  • HBO Family HD 
  • KBS World HD
This brings the total number of HD channels on the Peo TV platform to 8 in total. Sadly these HD service cannot be accessed by those outside the colombo who are unable to FTTH services. It's quite clear that Peo TV will not make these channels available on ADSL/ADSL+ networks due to capacity issues.
Peo TV is well on it's way to have the highest number of HD channels for locally operated pay television networks.

The HD movie channels will most definitely give Peo TV a boost where services are available. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015


It's been a few days now Peo TV HD channels are showing up for subscribers who are using FTTH services. Previous the HD channels were available under the old system but now after some updates the channels are showing up for the Net Gem set top users.

Sadly the channels won't be available island wide any time soon. Presently FTTH services are mainly concentrated in Colombo & in certain suburbs.

The channels available on HD are 
1) Animal Planet HD World
2) TLC HD World
3) Fashion TV HD
4) Luxe TV HD

In addition to these a test channel is also rumored to be on air. Additionally the Self Care option is now available for the new set top box, VOD & SVOD facilities are expected to be added soon.

There has been some backlash from subscribers over Cinema World, it has not been a worthy replacement for Star Movies which pulled out from this region earlier in the year. The best replacement would be Fox Movies Premium & we are not sure whether there is any effort being made by Peo TV to secure this channel.

Due to bandwidth issues SLT will not be allowing ADSL subscribers access to HD channels. Disney Junior has been officially added to the Peo TV line up & is no longer on test.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Disney Junior testing

Kids channel Disney Junior is being tested on the the new platform by Peo TV. With competition to increase on the local pay television market Peo TV should make urgent moves to make additions or risk losing out.

We sincerely hope that more new channels are made available on Peo TV soon & the rollout to the new platform is completed ASAP.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Replacement for Fox Crime

With Fox Crime due to wind up operations on 19th April, it's still not clear what will replace the channel. The most likely replacement is switching to the Asian version, however it's not confirmed whether this is even possible.

Judging by the replacement to Star Movies India hopefully it's not another foreign language channel. Also the replacement for the channel is officially Star Movies Select HD a new channel expected to launch somewhere in April. Since it's a HD channel, it will not be available on PEO TV, not to mention that Star Movies too pulled out of Sri Lanka.

So lets hope that PEO TV replaces Fox Crime India with a channel like AXN Asia!